Size Doesn’t Matter: 5 Pieces of Advice for New Bloggers

My two most popular posts in terms of daily pageviews were a satirical piece that people mistook as fact and a piece about vampires. And two of my three most popular posts in terms over overall pageviews over time were a movie review and a link of dubious provenance to some scanned books. If this was all I had to show for 5 years of writing, I would quit. [Read more…]

Today I Insulted a Goddess: A Day in the Life of a Patheos Pagan Blogger

Today, some people read my post: a lot read some of it, and some read a lot of it.
Today, some people who didn’t read my post formed opinions about it anyway.
Today, some people complimented what I wrote.
Today, I was called an asshole — twice. [Read more…]

Steal this Blog Post (Don’t Click the Ads on this Page)

Please, steal this blog post: Install an AdBlocker (or update the one you have), and do not ever click on a single ad on Patheos. [Read more…]

Who is Reading this Blog? (Survey)

Jason Mankey recently raised the question “Who are we writing for?”  This got me thinking. In the interest of getting to know my readers better, please answer the short 10-question survey below …   Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world’s leading questionnaire tool. [Read more…]

Where I went wrong: Virtual sacred space

Bid the invaders take the shoes from off their feet, for God is here within. — Emerson, “Self-Reliance” I’ve had an epiphany.  For some time, I have struggled to understand why certain hard polytheists seem to feel threatened by the very presence of non-theists in the comments sections of their blogs.  P. Sufenas Virius Lupus, [Read More…]

Is there a “disconnect” between Pagan blogosphere the Pagan community?

About a month ago, Jason Mankey wondered whether the controversies in the Pagan blogosphere have anything to do with Paganism “closer to home” in a post entitled, “Outside Looking In (or Is Anybody Really Listening?)”.  Due to the holidays and family crises, I haven’t gotten around to discussing it.  But since it hits close to [Read More…]